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What's on in Wellington this month

Your monthly guide to the hottest events in Wellington. Check out what's on the calendar of good times this March.

Late Fridays at Wellington Zoo

This is your chance to encounter all the furry, scaly, and feathered inhabitants of Wellington Zoo after dusk and hear fascinating (and educational) animal talks. Open til 7.30pm on Friday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March and half-price entry from 4pm.

Eminem - Rapture

One of the world's biggest rap icons is coming to Wellington for one New Zealand show only. Join a packed crowd at Westpac Stadium for an electrifying performance, featuring artists Hilltop Hoods, Royce da 5’9”, and Boogie.

Local Wild Food Challenge

Hunt, gather, fish and forage for the perfect local ingredients and unleash your wild side at this exciting culinary competition that'll showcase your cooking prowess. Or just head along and check out the demonstrations, food stalls and live entertainment.

Newtown Festival

Brace yourself Wellington's biggest suburban street party is taking over Newtown on the first Saturday of March. There'll be 14 music stages, endless food vendors, eclectic arts and entertainment...and did we mention it's free?!

Blackcaps v Bangladesh - 2nd Test

Wellington's summer of cricket action continues into March with this exciting second clash between the BLACKCAPS and Bangladesh. Grab a group of mates, don your best supporters gear, and join the buzz at the Basin Reserve.

Hurricanes v Highlanders

Cheer on the mighty Hurricanes at their first game of the 2019 Super Rugby season as they take on arch rivals at Westpac Stadium. Use promo code 2019 to nab a $20.19 Bronze Adult ticket.


New Zealand’s largest water sports festival is coming to Eastbourne. So pack your towel and togs (and plenty of sunscreen), and get ready to hit the beach for live music and lots of H2O-based activities.

Capital E National Arts Festival 

The magic of children’s theatre and arts is coming to The Capital. This vibrant festival will transport tamariki to wonderful worlds and whimsical settings, and open their eyes to extraordinary things.

6th Annual Māoriland Film Festival

Celebrate the best in indigenous storytelling, filmmaking and creativity at this four-day long film festival in Ōtaki. Expect exciting contemporary short and feature-films from some of the country's biggest and upcoming talents.

New Zealand Fringe Festival

NZ Fringe is about to take over every available nook and cranny of the greater Wellington region for the best part of March. Featuring more than 700 events, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to music, arts and entertainment.

Pride Festival

Experience two full weeks of diverse events, colourful performances and vibrant activities in celebration of Wellington's LGBTQIA+ community, including Pride Parade, Pride Picnic, Out in the Park and more.

Wellington Phoenix VS Western Sydney Wanderers FC

The Phoenix football season is coming to a close, so snap up one of your last chances to see the boys in yellow battle it out against the Western Sydney Wanderers for the third time this season. Bring your best supporters chants!

International Pride Parade

Line the streets and celebrate Wellington's diversity at this year's Pride Parade. Starting at 6pm from Tennyson Street, floats, colourful walking groups and costume-clad individuals, will weave their down Courtenay Place towards the waterfront. 

Jim Beam Homegrown Pre-Party

See summer out with a bang by extending your Homegrown weekend with a Kiwi-music fuelled pre-party on the waterfront. Featuring, Salmonella Dub Katchafire, L.A.B and Soulware, the party starts at 5.30pm and goes til late.


The Children

This hit play has graced the stages of London, New York, Melbourne and Sydney, and now it's coming to The Capital. See some of the country's best performers masterfully portray this beautifully written work.


Join hoards of excited Wellingtonians at this massive weekend-long street party. Be immersed in an interactive playground of music, dance, circus, theatre and art, by the best in local and international performers.